Sunday, April 26, 2009

"OTO" A "One Time Only" ...Way to go Mackenzie!

Mackenzie Brown who says she plays baseball because she always has been successful against the boys and just wanted to continue with it, knew she had something special going midway through a recent game.
“In like the fourth inning I kind of knew,” she said. “Then I just tried to keep doing what I was doing and not try to mess it up.” Mackenzie is a 12-year-old girl who pitched a perfect game in a Bayonne, New Jersey Little League game.
When her Little League career ends at the conclusion of this season, she will make the switch to softball. She has enjoyed her heyday playing ball with the boys but has aspirations of a chance to play college sports — either in softball or basketball, in which she's a highly touted point guard. Baseball doesn't fit that mold as easily."
Four days after throwing a perfect game against a team of boys in a New Jersey Little League, Mackenzie Brown was invited to throw out the first pitch yesterday at the new Citi Field during a Mets game. What an inspiring "feel good" story. My friend Bridget refers to these opportunities at "OTO" - "One time Only"! My son played little league, it was a great experience, but knowing and admiring his coach, I wonder how he'd of felt with a girl in the dugout!

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